Трг Доситеја Обрадовића 2, 21000 Нови Сад 021/458-988 021/450-620

Laboratory for Genetics


Project: Environmental DNA – biomarker of soil quality in Vojvodina

Grant No. 142–451–2610/2021-1/2

Funded by Provincial Secretariat for Higher Education and Scientific Research of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina

PI: Prof. Dr. Mihajla Djan

The general goal of the Project is the development and implementation of a novel soil biomarker with the aim of preserving biodiversity and soil fertility of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, in the function of sustainable soil usage as a strategic resource and adaptation of soil to climate changes. The specific objectives of the Project are as follows:

  • Development, standardization and implementation of environmental DNA analysis (eDNA) as a method for determining the biological quality of soil
  • Detection of the taxonomic profile of microbiome and fauna communities of different soil types in AP Vojvodina
  • Correlation of qualitative and quantitative composition of communities with physico-chemical parameters of soil quality
  • Integrative data analysis to develop a sustainable soil usage strategy
  • Development of a database and interactive map of the soil biodiversity in Vojvodina

Project Team

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